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Improving the value of your home isn’t necessarily something you should only undertake when you are about to sell it. The improvements also make it a nicer place to live. With that in mind, one should never be hesitant to invest money in the property that you may not recoup immediately by an increase in value it brings.
If you have received a windfall and are thinking of investing it in your home, here are some top projects to take on. They will reward you for years to come when you complete them to a high standard using quality materials and fittings.
When considering a conservatory, spend as much as you can afford, and a little bit more, to get the best one you can. Most people wish they had invested more money on a bigger one eventually. If you have space, try to fill it. Stick to a design that is in keeping with your home. If you live in an ornate Victorian house, then choose an ornate conservatory, but an everyday one would best suit a modern home on a housing estate.
A loft conversion will free up a cavernous wasted space. You get more for your money too, when you compare the cost with that of a two story extension. Because the loft covers the entire footprint of the house, you can usually fit two or three bedrooms up there, and an extra bathroom. When estate agents in Attleborough and other towns come along to revalue your property, I think you will be very pleased with the outcome.
The quality of the bathroom can make or break a sale. Invest your money in restoration, and you will increase the property value and make it attractive to potential buyers. Pay particular attention to the taps and other hardware. They are often the feature that raises the quality of the room.
A Modern kitchen fitted to a high standard is almost guaranteed to make a house worth more. Look in the showrooms to find out what the current trends are and select only the best options available within your budget.
Houses with central heating are worth more than equivalent properties that have none. Most homes have some form, but gas fired systems are most desirable.
A full extension will increase the value of your home by a significant amount. It is also the most expensive upgrade to take on, and could drag on for months. You will need planning permission though. If you enjoy peace and quiet, it may not be the best option for you.
Tidying the garden is a cheap and cheerful way to make your home more attractive. If you have a couple of rusting vehicles out there, get rid of them. A landscape gardener will transform your surroundings in days, making your property much more attractive.
As you can see, there are any things you can do to make your home worth more. Those who are lucky enough to have a large budget could take on two or more of the improvements. Start making plans and saving up now; it might be the best thing you ever do.